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Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs. 

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Saturday, August 26 • 12:25pm - 1:59pm
Life & Liberty Shorts sponsored by Vincent Cirulli Family

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Life & Liberty Shorts
94 minutes

On the Backs of the People
- Jeb Brackner, Rebecca Rakowitz
- USA
- 11 min
Private probation plagues the indigent across hundreds of municipalities in a dozen states.

Lead the Parade
- Omino Gardezi
- USA
- 15 min
Explore the impact a child's early enviroment has on their social, cognitive, and emotional development.

I Am Anthony
- Tyler Rice
- USA
- 13 min
Anthony is a homeless man with deep issues, but also a profound dignity.

First to Go: Story of the Katakoa Family
- Myles Matsuno
- USA
- 20 min
Ichiro Kataoka was the first San Francisco Japanese prisoner taken by the FBI after President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066.

Voices from Kaw Thoo Lei
- Martha Gorzycki
- USA
- 11 min
The Karen People believe no one hears their pleas for help after over 60 years of war. Over 10,000 haunting photos animate a landscape that help their voices be heard.

The Gathering
- Micki Dickoff
- USA
- 24 min
“The Gathering” tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the largest organization of death row exonerees in the United States.


Saturday, August 26th
12:25 PM
First Church Birmingham
Admission included with VIP, Weekend, and Saturday Day Passes. Premium Single Tickets also available.
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Saturday August 26, 2017 12:25pm - 1:59pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (21)